Up for review this week is the 601 Maduro by EO Brands. Jerry was kind enough to send me three of these attractive cigars to sample. Jerry also provided Justin, Brian, Bob, and Dale cigars as well so that we could all smoke one together for the Current Episode of Dog Watch Cigar Radio. As always it was an absolute blast hanging out with the guys and talking cigars.
When you first handle this cigar it feels smooth and delicate, almost to the point where it feels fragile. After handling it for a few minutes you realize that it is densely packed with tobacco and is a high quality cigar.
After a quick toast and light this cigar begins to produce thick clouds of flavorful smoke. The base flavors consist of Bitter Chocolate and Mild Coffee flavors while the body starts off in the Medium to Full range. The finish is fairly short, only lasting for a minute or two before fading, while being smooth and crisp on the palate.
As I smoked deeper into the cigar I was pleased by the volume of smoke that it produced. The draw was free with little resistance which made smoking this stick a pleasure. The body slowly began to climb deeper into the Medium to Full range while the finish remained smooth on the palate. The base flavors remained the same with the exception of a mild spice entering the picture.
The final third of this cigar did not disappoint. The flavors seemed to get richer and develop more character with each puff. It got to the point where I did not want the cigar to end, but after 2 hours of smoking pleasure it was finally time to set the cigar down to rest.
Overall I think that this cigar was very enjoyable. The base flavors may seem a little boring to some, as they remain consistent throughout, but the character of those flavors make the 601 Maduro a pleasure to smoke.
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